© 1982

Fiber-Optic Rotation Sensors and Related Technologies

Proceedings of the First International Conference MIT, Cambridge, Mass., USA, November 9–11, 1981

  • Shaoul Ezekiel
  • Hervé J. Arditty
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Tutorial Review

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. Ezekiel, H. J. Arditty
      Pages 2-26
    3. H. J. Arditty
      Pages 27-42
  3. Theoretical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Sagnac Effect in a Medium

      1. H. J. Arditty, H. C. Lefèvre
        Pages 44-51
    3. Reciprocal Operation of the Sagnac Interferometer

    4. Reciprocal Operation of the Sagnac Interferometer

      1. H. J. Arditty, M. Papuchon, C. Puech
        Pages 102-110
      2. G. A. Pavlath, H. J. Shaw
        Pages 111-114
  4. Building Blocks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Integrated-Optic Components

      1. M. Papuchon
        Pages 116-123
      2. F. J. Leonberger
        Pages 130-135
    3. Fiber-Optic Components

      1. R. A. Bergh, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. C. Lefèvre, S. A. Newton, H. J. Shaw
        Pages 136-143
      2. O. Parriaux, G. Chartier, F. Bernoux
        Pages 144-148
      3. M. D. Nelson, W. C. Goss
        Pages 149-156
      4. E. F. Carome, G. Adamovsky
        Pages 157-162

About these proceedings


Currently there is considerable interest in the application of optical meth­ ods for the measurement of absolute rotation. Active approaches, so-called ring laser gyros, have been under serious development for at least 15 years. More recently, passive approaches using ring resonators or multi turn fiber interferometers have also demonstrated much pro~ise. The only previous conference devoted exclusively to optical rotation sensors, held in 1978 in San Diego, California, was organized by the Society of Photo-optical Instru­ mentation Engineers(S.P.I.E.J. Although the main emphasis at that conference was on ring laser gyros, a number of papers were also included that described the early development of fiber gyroscopes. Since then the field of fiber optic rotation sensors has grown so rapidly that a conference devoted primarily to this subject was needed. The First International Conference on Fiber-Optic Rotation Sensors was held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Nove~­ ber 9-11, 1981. The purpose of the conference was to bring together the ~any researchers and interested personnel from universities, industry, and govern­ ment to discuss and exchange ideas on the many recent developments in fiber­ optic rotation sensors and related technologies. The program consisted of tutorial papers as well as invited and contributed papers.


Faseroptik Modulator Sagnac effect Sensor bridge coherence development integrated optics interferometer laser polarization scattering semiconductor sensors telescope

Editors and affiliations

  • Shaoul Ezekiel
    • 1
  • Hervé J. Arditty
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Laboratory of ElectronicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Laboratoire Central de Recherches, Domaine de CorbevilleThomson-CSFOrsay CedexFrance

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